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Clinical Director - Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Company: Southern California University of Health Sciences
Location: Whittier
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Southern California University of Health Sciences is seeking a Clinical Director (CD) for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinical nurse to develop, clinical affiliations with clinical facilities to ensure prelicensure nursing students have access to appropriate clinical facilities to provide necessary, and supportive clinical experiences for students. This is a new BSN program with an emphasis on integrative health and interprofessional education. This is an administrative position under the supervision of the BSN Program Director. The Clinical Director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program will demonstrate the academic and professional qualifications and relevant clinical experience in acute care settings requisite for providing effective clinical coordination for the BSN program, the program faculty, and students.

  • Target start date will be June 2022.
  • The position can offer partial virtual office consideration.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • The Clinical Director (CD) is the clinical liaison between Southern California University of Health Sciences School of Nursing and health care agencies in collaboration with the Program Director.
    • The CD is responsible for negotiating and arranging clinical sites, which meet the educational requirements for nursing students.
    • Completes the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Facility Verification Form (EDP-1-01) and Facility Authorization Form on each clinical site with an affiliation agreement and maintains currency of these forms annually.
    • The CD acts as a liaison to interpret and match the needs of students and instructors to agencies with appropriate learning experiences.
    • Coordinates Skills Lab, Simulation Lab and clinical experiences with course and clinical faculty and the Program Director.
    • Collaborates with clinical course instructors and program director to identify appropriate clinical placement needs for students.
    • Identifies, remits, and establishes collaborative relationships with clinical/practicum sites
    • Ensures that all clinical site affiliation agreements are current.
    • Establishes new clinical site affiliation agreements in collaboration with the Program Director.
    • Submits timely requests to clinical agencies for student clinical site placements at least six months prior to the needed semester or using the hospital/agency prescribed timelines which may be longer.
    • Provides clinical agencies with course related information and expected student clinical learning outcomes or expectations for clinical preceptors.
    • Submits timely clinical requests for practicum clinical experiences student placements while working collaboratively with the practicum faculty Director and obtains preceptors' contact, license, and other BRN required information.
    • In collaboration with clinical course lead instructors, assigns students and faculty to respective clinical groups and input schedules using University online system.
    • Input, update and maintain information regarding clinicals to the online scheduling and evaluation system.
    • Conducts clinical site visits every semester and as needed
    • Collaborates with clinical faculty and students for clinical site evaluation
    • Notifies lead clinical course instructor and clinical adjunct faculty of clinical site's faculty and student orientation dates, times, location, and other specific agency related requirements.
    • Attends clinical site orientations including Practicum clinical orientations, as needed.
    • Coordinated with Program Director to attend clinical site meetings related to clinical placements, clinical site relationships with the Nursing program, etc.
    • Coordinates, reports, and submits appropriate forms to clinical agencies with required students and faculty verification documents including background checks, CPR certification, drug screen, health, and immunization requirements for all nursing students.
    • Keeps current regarding clinical agencies student/placement requirements
    • In collaboration with the Program Director, identifies potential adjunct clinical faculty.
    • Conducts clinical adjunct orientation and responsible for coordinating evaluations of adjunct clinical faculty, providing feedback, and collaborating with Program Director for coaching as needed.
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the responsibility of the position
    • Full-time Nursing position
      • Flexibility as will need to perform some of above duties in the evenings or weekends
      • Participate in and promote a culture of continuing quality improvement
      • Other related duties as assigned

        Requirements

        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
        • California RN Licensure
        • Associate Degree in Nursing
        • Two (2) years of clinical nursing experience in acute care required.
        • Strong communication and customer service skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, complex environment.
        • Work collaboratively with Nursing faculty and staff, agency representatives and staff to ensure high quality clinical education experiences; understand nursing clinical education requirements in accordance with California Board of Nursing and AACN, CCNE requirements.
        • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position

          Preferred Qualifications
          • Bachelor's or Master of Science in Nursing (BSN, MSN) preferred
          • Prior teaching experience preferred
          • Experience with CCNE, BRN or hospital accreditation standards
          • Simulation Experience
          • Outcomes-based assessment practices
          • Curriculum development
          • Technology integration

            Note: SCU does not offer tenure but can negotiate for a multi-year contract

            COMPETENCIES:

            Intellectual
            • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.
            • Design - Generates creative solutions; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
            • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations.
            • Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
            • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

              Interpersonal
              • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
              • External Working Relationships - Develops and maintains courteous and effective working relationships with clients, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.

                Leadership
                • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
                • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
                • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products, and services; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

                  Organization
                  • Business Acumen - Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
                  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost-saving measures.
                  • Safety and Security - All employees are responsible for observing safety and security procedures as applicable and reporting potentially unsafe conditions to management.

                    SCU CORE VALUES:
                    • Integrative Health: We teach, learn, collaborate, and lead by creating an open environment for multiple disciplines and professionals to bring their shared and unique skills together for the benefit of patients and students.
                    • Evidence-based Practice: We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, research, scholarship, and judicious use of current best evidence to inform our decisions and work.
                    • Health Equity: We value people equally. We strive to educate graduates that are prepared to improve individual and community health.
                    • Inclusivity: We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other similar or protected status. We believe inclusivity leads to more diversity in our reasoning, better representativeness in our conclusions, more ingenuity in our problem solving, and greater equity in our care.

                      WHY CONSIDER THE OPPORTUNITY?
                      • Dynamic university with integrative health emphasis: SCU is experiencing unprecedented enrollment growth, which has led to diversified programmatic offerings with an emphasis on interprofessional education and interprofessional practice.
                      • New transformative leadership on campus: The university has hired several new administrative leaders and together they have transformed academic programming, technology, marketing, admissions/enrollment, student services, and more.
                      • SCU is a great place to work: SCU is recognized as one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Best Places to Work. The university community lives its cores values of kindness, integrity, determination, and humor. The culture is healthy and upbeat. People treat each other with collegiality and respect.
                      • Exciting opportunity to build: This Clinical Placement Director will assist in building the program from the ground up.
                      • Virtual position flexibility: The position can accommodate some degree of virtual office flexibility during the program's early development and while the university is operating virtually.

Keywords: Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier , Clinical Director - Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Executive , Whittier, California

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